10 Fun Things To Do in Tucson

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Also known as Old Pueblo, the city of Tucson has a lot to offer. Discover some of the best Tucson activities including fun date ideas, free or cheap things to do and unforgettable experiences. Here are our favorite fun things to do in Tucson, Arizona.

10 Fun Things to Do in Tucson Arizona: explore the city & surrounding desert

10 Fun Things To Do in Tucson

Visit Tucson’s museums: check out one of Tucson’s art museums including Tucson Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art. Or visit the unusual History of Pharmacy Museum. And the Center for Creative Photography is one of the excellent free things to do in Tucson.

See Tucson from the sky: go for a hot air balloon ride. It would make one of the best fun dates in Tucson.

Drink local beer: join an Old Pueblo Brew Tour and taste local craft beers. Or go exploring on your own and try beers at one of the many local breweries and beer bars. Tucson Craft Beer Crawl is a fun beer festival and an awesome thing to do in Tucson in February.

Explore Saguaro National Park: the park is split into two sections – east and west – and the city sits in between. Go hiking and tall cactus spotting, both popular Tucson activities.

Go horseback riding: you can ride horses in the National Park and on local trails too. Check out Houstons Horseback Riding.

10 Fun Things to Do in Tucson: explore the city & surrounding desert

Visit one of Tucson’s gardens: plant lovers might enjoy the Tucson Botanical Gardens, and fans of the quirky will enjoy the sculpture gardens at Valley of the Moon.

Cruise around on a bicycle: take a bike tour and learn about the history of Tucson while exploring on two wheels. This is a great activity to do with the whole family. The bike ride is easy and fun, but probably best experienced November-March.

Take a hike: in addition to Saguaro National Park, Tucson is home to many local parks where you can explore on foot or by mountain bike. Make your way to Tucson Mountain Park, Catalina State Park or Tumamoc Hill. The many different hiking trails are fun cheap things to do in Tucson. A moonlit night hike in Tucson can also be a fun way to beat the heat.

Check out the wildlife: visit the Sonora Desert Museum which is more like a zoo or natural history museum, and is one of the top Tucson Arizona points of interest.

Cocktail bar hop: fun things to do in Tucson at night include the many creative cocktail bars. Where to go in Tucson for cocktails? We recommend Scott & Co, Good Oak Bar, Tap and Bottle, Agustin Kitchen, Sidecar and Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails.

10 Fun Things to Do in Tucson: explore the city & surrounding desert

We hope you enjoyed this lists of the top things to do in Tucson!

Have fun on your trip to Old Pueblo.

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10 Fun Things to Do in Tucson Arizona: explore the city & surrounding desert

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